posted on Dec, 3 2003 @ 10:24 PM
This is the first time that i've came across this information relating to Easter Island and the tablets they found with ancient
hieroglyphics.........they do look pretty wild!!! Be sure and take a look at the lunar calendar on the site and notice the way they draw a
representation of a star.
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui or Rapanui, with its statues and with its unique writing system (known as Rongorongo), has provided such
fertile breeding ground for various crackpot theories, from sunken continents to alien visitors, that a short introduction is necessary.
Easter Islanders are of Polynesian descent, and archaeologists concur to date their arrival around 400 AD. The island was stripped bare of timber by
the eighteenth century. Yet in a letter dated December 1864, Brother Eugene Eyraud mentions the existence of hundreds of wooden tablets covered in
hieroglyphics. Four years later, Monsignor Jaussen, Bishop of Tahiti, could only recover five tablets. Only twentyone have survived, scattered in
museums and private collections. The writing on them is extraordinary. Tiny, remarkably regular glyphs, about one centimeter high, highly stylized and
formalized, are carved in shallow grooves running the length of the tablets.